What is a “TECless” SWIR camera? Learn more about Allied Vision’s highly cost-effective SWIR camera models

SWIR camera

Allied Vision Goldeye SWIR cameraShort Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) imaging is now more economical with the introduction of Allied Vision’s TECless Goldeye cameras.  SWIR cameras open up numerous application possibilities for machine vision solutions, since they are able to detect defects that are not visible to the naked eye.

SWIR cameras have an InGaAs (Indium Gallium Arsenide) sensor that detects wavelengths between 900nm and 1,700nm.  These wavelengths are invisible to the human eye and CCD / CMOS cameras, however SWIR cameras detect the invisible wavelength found in various applications.  For example water accumulations inside fruits or defects within silicon products.

SWIR - light emmission at 1150nm
Light emitted by silicon in solar cells peak at 1150nm

Learn more about applications solved with SWIR cameras HERE. 

SWIR cameras typically require Thermal Electric Coolers (TEC’s) which enable low-noise imaging in the spectral range of 900mm to 1,700nm.  Additionally, the TEC’s compensate for high temperature fluctuations and stabilizes the image sensor.
For temperature stable environments, Allied Vision now has a “TECless” InGaAs camera providing a lower entry price point, in turn an excellent price-performance ratio.
The Goldeye G-033 and CL-033 TECless InGaAs cameras are the solution to applications unachievable with standard cameras offering the following features
  • SWIR imaging from 900nm to 1700nm
  • High frame rates of 301 fps with VGA resolution
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Compact design with no fan
  • Lower cost vs TEC versions
  • GigE and Camera link interfaces.

Click below for the full specifications on the Goldeye  TECless cameras and click “Get Quote” for pricing

GigE – Goldeye G-008 TECless
Camera link – Goldeye CL-008

Need to see it for yourself?  1stVision can provide a demo Goldeye camera to test on your application.  Submit your request for a demo camera by entering “Send me a demo SWIR camera” in the comment box.

Download the comprehensive SWIR application white paper here.  

1st Vision’s sales engineers have over 100 years of combined experience to assist in your camera selection.  With a large portfolio of lenses, cables, NIC card and industrial computers, we can provide a full vision solution!

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What can the new low cost AVT GoldEye Short Wave Infrared ( SWIR ) camera do for you?


Allied Vision Goldeye cameras with InGaAs sensor technology enables you to see further into the infrared spectral range than classic CCD / CMOS cameras.  Due to the cameras high sensitivity in the Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR) range of 900-1700 nm, new applications become possible.

What applications can be solved with SWIR?

SWIR cameras help provide contrast and emphasize features in various applications due to the nature of the wavelengths.  Applications ranging from agricultural (food), textile, semiconductor and surveillance, allows the ability to see through materials that are opaque to the eye with SWIR.

Several models are available to help solve these applications.   

Goldeye cameras are now available with Camera link interfaces in addition to GigE and are low cost!    Contact us for a quote!

The following are a few examples of Short Wave InfraRed (SWIR ) applications:

Solar Cell Inspection

Light emitted by silicon in solar cells peak at 1150nm and are impossible to detect using normal CCD/CMOS cameras.  

Using SWIR cameras, luminescent imaging helps identify non uniformities at 1150nm  

Semiconductor Inspection 

At wavelengths above 1100 nm silicon becomes transparent.

In turn, SWIR cameras are perfect for analyzing metallization and electrical contact errors on the backside of wafers.  

Courtesy of NASA

Surveillance Applications

SWIR cameras minimize fog and smoke in surveillance applications allowing scenes not present in the visible realm to be seen.  

Other applications include:  Airborne Remote sensing (UAV’s), Food inspection, Moisture Detection, Glass production, Recycling, Scientific & Medical Hyper-spectral imaging, Vision Enhancement and more..    


Goldeye Short Wave InfraRed cameras now available with Camera LInk and GigE

Allied Vision has now released the new low cost Goldeye G-008 camera in Camera Link creating a comprehensive family of SWIR cameras. 

Models now available include the following: 

Camera Highlights

  • High frame rates at multiple resolutions

  • Camera link or GigE Vision Interface
  • Comprehensive I/O Control options
  • Automated on board image correction
  • Stabilized sensor cooling, no fan
  • Extended operating temperature range
  • ROI Setting for frame rate and data rate control
  • High analog gain mode to increase sensitivity

Data sheets and additional information for all SWIR camera’s can be found HERE. 

UPDATE:  Allied Vision has provide a video detailing SWIR Technology.  
Watch the video below

Curious on what a SWIR camera can do for you?  Contact us to discuss your application and discuss a possible demo!   We can test your application in our lab!

1st Vision has extensive knowledge in industrial imaging and can help answer any questions.  We have over 100 years of combined knowledge and look forward to discussing your application.  

Please do not hesitate to Contact us!  1st Vision can provide a complete solution including cameras, lenses, lighting and cables.  

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